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Forest Lands as Investments for Insurance Companies

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How does forest property meet the investment requirements of insurance companies? The author analyzes the possibilities of such investment. Although he feels that they are not good at present, except in some degree for land carrying merchantable timber, he is optimistic that the time will come when forest land, managed on a sustained yield basis and insured against fire, will be accepted as an important method of investment for insurance companies.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Michigan State College, East Lansing, Mich.

Publication date: 1932-12-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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